After a Minnesota couple adopted five siblings and one cousin, a group of Sioux Falls children officially found their “eternal family.”
Ruby Celada 36 in Leota, Minnesota and her husband Armando Ayala (46) completed the adoption of four boys and two girls on Wednesday afternoon. Minnehaha County Hall..
“We are pleased that we can do that and they can be in the same house. They are not separated.”
Adopted by Serada and Ayala:
12 year old girl Alanna Celada
Jerry Serada, an 8-year-old boy
Arturo Celada 8 year old boy
Aiden Serada 8 year old boy
Avery Serada 7 year old boy
Anya Serada 6 year old girl
Jerry Serada is a cousin who grew up with her brother, but the couple adopted him because they were all raised together.
Aiden Serada was an unknown brother to the family. He met the group at the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls.
“They were all in the system,” said Ruby Celada. “But one of them [Aiden] I didn’t know they were brothers or sisters or something. “
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The couple set foot in Minnehaha County Hall on Wednesday afternoon to complete the adoption of the family. They wore shirts that matched each child’s name and adoption date.
In a video shared by the family with Argus Leader, an adoption hearing shows Avery Serada hugging her new dad and saying, “I’m indebted to you.”
She always knew they would be her own
Ruby Celada used to be an aunt for children. She said they were children of her siblings before the CPS took them for “laziness.”
“They have come a long way. They have experienced a lot,” said Ruby Celada. “Children want to be with their parents, but sometimes they can’t because of the choices they make.”
According to Ruby Celada, a group of children has two parents in prison, one in prison and the other around Sioux Falls. She said she had followed her children since being taken to CPS and always knew that they would eventually be theirs.
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All six children have been diagnosed with ADHD and Avery Serada has autism. Ruby Celada said she worked closely with caseworkers such as Erica Kirkman, Heidi Roesder and Brodrick Stolsmark in the process of her adoption. And they joined the family for an adoption ceremony.
CPS kept the children away from their parents, but their work allowed them to get to their new home. That’s what Ruby Celada and Ayala are grateful for.
“I really want to thank them for what they did for our family and children. They are there to keep the children from being taken away,” says Ruby Celada. I did.
After the adoption, the family went to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate, marking the birthdays of Avery and Anya on Monday and Tuesday.
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This article was originally published in Sioux Falls Argus Leader: This Minnesota couple adopted six children in Sioux Falls